Manufacturer: Scammell China
User: Wade Park Manor – Cleveland, Ohio
Date of plate: circa 1924 – 1954
Notes: A group of investors known as the Wade Park Manor Co. broke ground on September 16, 1921, for what was to become an 11-story apartment hotel at 1890 E. 107th Street and Park Lane in Cleveland, Ohio. The 410-room Wade Park Manor opened January 4, 1923. It contained a 262-seat main dining room, a 41-seat private dining room, and a 200-seat ballroom. A cafeteria for the employees was in the basement. In June 1964, Wade Park Manor was purchased by the Christian Residence Foundation which converted it into an apartment house for single and married retired persons. In 1983, it was renamed Judson Manor, the name it continues to operate as in 2022.
Scammell produced Lamberton China for Wade Park Manor that is decorated with a decal band of stylized purple flowers on a green background. The border band is flanked by coin gold lines and there is a coin gold diamond and dot line below the border. The early orders for this pattern were made on white Lamberton base. After Ivory base was introduced in 1928, reorders were on Ivory Lamberton.
clevelandhistorical.org – history of hotel
Hotel Planning and Outfitting – Albert Pick Co.
Author and photos: Larry Paul